Tropical Storm Bill Public Information Statement

 

NOUS44 KJAN 011635
PNSJAN

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1130 AM CDT TUE JUL 1 2003

...TROPICAL STORM BILL BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO 
SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI...

TROPICAL STORM BILL MADE LANDFALL AROUND 2 PM MONDAY IN TERREBONNE 
PARISH LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST OF HOUMA.  THE STORM WEAKENED INTO A 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE EVENING AS IT CROSSED SOUTHEAST 
LOUISIANA.  THE DEPRESSION ENTERED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
JACKSON COUNTY WARNING AREA AROUND 1100 PM CDT IN SOUTHERN MARION 
COUNTY.  THE DEPRESSION THEN PROCEEDED ACROSS 
LAMAR...FORREST...JONES...AND CLARKE COUNTIES BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 
500 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS...THE HIGHEST OBSERVED RAINFALL WAS 
7.66 INCHES AT A COOPERATIVE OBSERVER SITE 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF 
HATTIESBURG.  MOST OF THE RAIN FELL EAST OF THE INTERSTATE 55 
CORRIDOR...WITH LITTLE IF ANY RAIN WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

WINDS DID NOT REACH TROPICAL STORM FORCE AS FAR INLAND AS THE 
HATTIESBURG AND COLUMBIA AREAS.  HOWEVER...WITH WIND GUSTS OF 
30 TO 40 MPH AND SATURATED GROUNDS...THERE WERE REPORTS OF SHALLOW 
ROOTED TREES DOWN OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI.    

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY 48 HOUR RAINFALL...MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND 
SPEEDS...AND MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS FOR THE ARKLAMISS REGION.  

LOCATION/AIRPORT  48 HR RAIN (IN.)  MAX. WIND (MPH)  MAX. GUST (MPH)

GREENVILLE-              0.43            12               12
MID DELTA REGIONAL

GREENWOOD-               0.28            15               18
LEFLORE COUNTY   

COLUMBUS-                1.53            20               26
LOWNDES COUNTY        

VICKSBURG-TALLULAH       TRACE           17               21


HAWKINS FIELD-JACKSON    0.14            15               21


JACKSON INTERNATIONAL    0.89            16               26


KEY FIELD-MERIDIAN       4.14            28               37
 

NATCHEZ-ADAMS COUNTY     0.11            14               21


HATTIESBURG-LAUREL       4.27            24               37      
PINE BELT REGIONAL

HATTIESBURG-             6.25            25               39
BOBBY L. CHAIN
             
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